Well I thought I might have to throw the printer out the window trying to get this pattern to print correctly, but I didn’t.  It’s here, now, and it works.  And that’s what’s important right?  By the way, page two is just there to taunt me.  So just print page one.  Take that you stupid pattern!?!  OK, am really losing it.  Just talked to a digital file.  Just talked to a digital file.

We have spring fever here.  It’s so warm and breezy and lovely this week.  And as I type this I’m sitting in my car outside my house because both my kids fell asleep on the way home from hanging out with friends in Ann Arbor this morning, and rather than try and haul them inside and hope for more napping, I parked outside our front door and grabbed my laptop.  So here I am, in the car, typing.  UPS guy just drove up with a package for Elliot (thanks Grandma H!) and said “this your new office?”  He has no idea how right he was.

The pattern is size 3-6 months, but I added the modifications I made for a 6-12 month size too, and I’m sure you could extrapolate a 12-18 month or 2T size from that too somehow.  And you know what?  You never know ’til you try.  I’ll let you know if I do (so please don’t ask me how much to enlarge for a four year old.  I have no idea).

click on the image above to download the file, then right click to save or print]

And for those of you who just arrived, this pattern goes along with this great fantastic non-troublesome tutorial for baby tights, where you can find the instructions for constructing them.

Categories: baby tights, patterns
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28 Responses to Free! Baby Tights Pattern

  1. Leslie says:

    This is fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Beth says:

    As soon as fall rolls around, I'm going to try making these in a 2T. I'd make them now, but in Mississippi it's child abuse to put a baby in tights after Easter.

  3. Meg says:

    Good job! I will try to have to make some for one of my girls. I just had to throw away a bunch of them that had holes.

    We lived in A2 for a couple of years and Lansing for another couple of years. I loved Ann Arbor. It was definitely my favorite midwest city we lived in.

    Plus, I have totally done the sit in the car thing, though not with a computer. Good idea! ;0p

  4. EvaBabeDesigns says:

    THanks! I'm going to feature you & link back.

  5. Bethany says:

    Haha–"extrapolate" – you're definitely a science/math person :)

  6. Katie says:

    Thank you so much for sharing! That's super nice. And I'm a little relieved to hear that even a pro like yourself sometimes gets taunted by stupid formatting issues. I am a complete novice myself and am usually in way over my head. And I have no idea how to upload things as patterns, so you are my hero. Have a great weekend! :)

  7. CitricSugar says:

    Adorable. Simply adorable. I am expecting my sister to tell me she's pregnant any time now so I imagine i'll have a good excuse to whip some of these up!

  8. Jodi Jean says:

    i drafted a 2t yesterday … now to find the perfect shirt to attack and turn into tights !! thanks rae!!!

  9. Jelly Wares says:

    These tights are just FANTASTIC!!! Thanks for sharing your pattern and how-to…

    Jodie :)

  10. make it perfect says:

    Thanks Rae – they are so sweet!

  11. CraftCrave says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave.com in the Handcraft category today [20 Mar 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  12. Annette says:

    Thanks for the great free tutorial…

  13. Helen190390 says:

    Wow! im so glad i can make Hollie tights! i didn't even think about it. I hunted everywhere for a certain colour pair of tights and still didnt find any, now i can make some! brilliant thanks for sharing :) xxx


  14. Natalie says:

    You rock for sharing this!! Thanks!

  15. dana says:

    so great! Again, you are a GENIUS!
    Love your new office.
    Love that the UPS guy is dropping off stuff to you.
    Love that you talk to digital files.
    Love that you're telling people to figure out how to make it for a 4T on their own. AMEN :)

  16. sewcraftyfox says:

    Goodness these tiny tights are just so cute – do you do them in my size?! BTW I've just purchased your buttercup pattern with license to sell. I made up the free pattern a couple of times as gifts, and love making it so much that I want to make more to sell, in both sizes! I've linked to the pattern from my site http://bit.ly/cTdOAo
    Hope to see more bag patterns soon! Jen xxx

  17. Elle says:

    Oh my gosh! Your little girl is so beyond adorable! I love the gray and red/white stripes!!!
    Little pipi longstocking???
    My babies are going to be so spoiled some day!

  18. Roselee says:

    So, I love this pattern and am addicted to making tights for my 6 month old! The problem is that I've spent MORE money at Salvation Army looking for shirts for tights than I ever would spend if I just bought her tights! :)
    Thank you for sharing yet another wonderful project!

  19. ickeshuchfamily says:

    I loved these and wanted to give them a shot. They came out great. I do have to make a higher rise because of cloth diapering but so cute. Thank you! I love your blog by the way. If you wanted to check them out http://craftedbymama.blogspot.com/2010/03/loung-pants.html


  20. Pippi creates says:

    Thanks for getting the tute and pattern up. I can't wait to make this one. I have pink/white strips and a dark grey waiting to go, but I never thought of the old t-shirt idea. Now I'll be scouring the op shops for suitable patterns!

  21. Baby Girl says:

    thank you so much for this AWESOME pattern – I have been looking for this for a while :)

  22. Anonymous says:

    so glad i found this tutorial! and just in time for cozy-cute tight season to set in….i love seeing my fat little bean with her legs like sausages stuffed in striped tights! by the way, my little nugget's name is Clementine, too!

  23. Ally Y says:

    I tried the tutorial on a pair of capris size 1 leggings and it worked out great!!! :)

  24. Addison Louise says:

    Love the tutorial!!! I made a pair using a size one pair of leggings and amazingly it worked!!!

  25. Gaby says:

    These are awesome :) I made some months ago for a coworker (well, her daughter) and she loved them! Thank you so much for the free pattern!

  26. Janet says:

    I just love these patterns! Just what I wanted. My printer at home is broken so I have been emailing them to my husband at work to print! He thinks I’ve gone mad as he doesn’t really understand what they are! Thanks for sharing Rae.

    Janet xx

  27. Catherine says:

    love this pattern. made some in boy prints for my lad when he was a bub and just made some girly ones for my little baby girl. thanks so much :D
    So easy to make and so easy for them to wear :)

  28. Mandy says:

    Thank you so much for posting this pattern. My daughter suffered from head to toe severe eczema and using this pattern this past year, modifying it to fit her along the way, absolutely saved her skin! I can’t express to you what a benefit it was being able to make my daughter leggings that were 100% cotton, allergen free, and that protected her from airborne allergens when we were out, as well as protecting her from scratching in the middle of the night. Thank you for the simplicity of the design. Caring for someone going through something like this doesn’t give me a lot of extra time, and it was easy to grab a couple minutes here and there to make an assembly line of cutting, serging front and back, serging legs, then serging on a waistband. I had never worked with knit before, and I feel like a pro now! Blessings to you and yours! You have blessed my family to much! Thank you!!!

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